WHO WE ARE
Travel to Teach Uganda (T2T Uganda) is a non-government development organization working on issues affecting the underprivileged Ugandans to provide knowledge and education materials to various projects and, with a special focus on children. It is because Every child deserves a chance, that T2T Uganda exists and deals towards making this possible.
For the past 5 years Travel to Teach Uganda has been working in the urban slums of Kampala, sponsoring some kids with school fees, toys, clothes, shoes, education materials etc. As well as sent volunteers to schools in Kajjansi, outside of Kampala, and a home for kids ‘Akiba’ under treatment for cancer, and their parents.
From the humble beginnings in 2011, Travel to Teach Uganda has seen a continuous growth in sponsors, volunteers, beneficiaries and fields of activities. Furthermore, its support base has grown from a close circle of friends to an international network of individuals, corporations and agencies. As a consequence, T2T Uganda supporters have established a foreign outlet in Sweden.
To teach and support Ugandans in socio-economic programs like communication skills, health promotion and income generation activities.
VISION: To enable Ugandans to be self-reliant and enjoy a healthy dignified and sustainable quality of life.
HISTORY: Travel to Teach Uganda started on July 29, 2010, with Anna Erlandsdotter sponsoring 1 girl that was living in a rural area in Uganda. The girl could move back to Kampala to stay with her dad and go to a better school. Ms Anna together with a talented young Ugandan dance teacher, Samuel, started an activity where young Ugandans could come and learn Latin dances assisted by two other dedicated Ugandans: Emmy and Barbara.
PRESENT: Today T2T Uganda is engaged in a project in Kawempe slum area in Kampala where we support a youth and child network, working with currently 66 kids, with sponsored schools fees. We are building up a dance and Health program for the kids to raise their awareness of their bodies and physical well-being
By 2011, the number of sponsored children increased to 3, sponsors mainly from Sweden, mostly friends and family to Ms Anna. Today 2016, the group of kids has grown to 6 children in various ages and the Latin dancing group has grown to in between 80¬-100 people every Sunday, and is now a mix of both expatriates and Ugandans ages from 13 to 64 dancing socially and learning Latin dances together at The National Theatre in Kampala And the journey still continues.